Thursday, December 12, 2019

Leaves of Gold

It was Sunday, and I was trying to think of something to keep Lilly busy. It was cloudy and raining off and on, but we decided to go over to the local park anyway. After checking out the sky, I grabbed my camera, and off we went.
Just a few sprinkles, nothing heavy. And the clouds make for a dramatic sky.

Lilly had a chance to play on the playground.

Then she saw this pretty tree and decided she wanted to stand under it and catch the leaves as they fall. It was a long wait!

This was a fun shot. I asked Lilly to ride her scooter in front of me as I held the shutter release down in "continuous shooting" mode.

After stopping for ice cream, we headed home. In Southern California, we don't get much in the way of fall colors, but the ginkgo trees on our street put on quite a show for a couple weeks every year.
  
This is Lilly's version of a "snow angel"!



Uh oh. This can't be good...
A direct hit!

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49 comments:

  1. Lily is adorable - love her "leaf" angel. I was thinking (after seeing so many hikes in the desert posts) that there is a lot of color where you live like green grass and trees. Somehow I always think desert when I think of spare parts.

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  2. Great autumn shots. The skateboard photo is unique. I love it.

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  3. Those ginko trees look amazing.

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  4. She's a beautiful leaf angel! Guess she thought what's the difference; snow or leaves - they both are on the ground! I guess my grandfather needs some! That continuous motion is cool:)

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  5. Brother Man, Totally Dynamic - Such A Simple Post But These Photos Are Worth A Thousand Words - Well Done

    Cheers

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  6. I like it all, very nice photography. No "sky doping" this time? Lovely golden leafs. The last shot is ABSOLUTELY fantastic!!! You must have good camera to make such photos. 😉

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    1. Ha ha, correct, all skies are natural for this post. Actually, I promise to call out any "fake"skies I might use in the future!

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  7. Awesome photos. I didn't know you got fall season where you live.

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  8. Lots of fun to be had playing with fallen leaves - and photographing them.

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  9. So much that's good in your life... Thanks for sharing your work and your joy.

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  10. Those clouds look very dramtic and you both look like you had fun

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  11. Beautiful photos. The autumn colours are spectacular.

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  12. I love the "continuous action" shot and - your playgrounds have play rock formations? That is so (for me) unique. Our ginkgos have brilliant yellow foliage - not sure why yours had red mixed in. P.S. Happy all your ginkgos seem to be male - if you ever see fruit mixed in by a female, you'll smell why your granddaughter may choose a different place to play! Have a great week.

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    1. Very true, Alana, and thanks for your comment. Our neighbor had a female that would fruit out every year. Not only was it messy and stinky, but people would come by from all over to collect the fruit (for their home-made ginkgo potions) and make a mess in the process. The city finally dug up the tree and replaced it with a male!

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  13. Hello, the ginko trees are pretty. Looks like you and Lilly had a fun time at the park. Your scooter photo is neat and I love the leaf angel. Great post and beautiful photos. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  14. magical scenes and lovely captures. Love the heavy clouds

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  15. Lilly is such a beautiful happy child, probably spoiled a bit. You can make a cloudy day look good. Great job, not all of us have that "EYE". You seem to catch 'it' every time.
    Sherry & jack in Florida

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  16. I like the California Girl version of a snow angel!

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  17. Huge hugs to Lilly, the cutest little girl in California. Kudos to the best grandpa too.

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  18. I love these photos! The dramatic sky, the golden leaves, and the joy of a little girl. Perfect.

    Michelle
    http://mybijoulifeonline.com/

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  19. Leaves are a perfect playground for children, you got some good shots there and I never really thought about using continuous mode - good idea.

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  20. So much drama for a bit of the wet stuff... the heavenlies love to show off apparently.. I love the scootering snaps of Lilly. Your snapshots can really be playful1 Have a great week!

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  21. Beautiful Autumn color!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  22. I love your dramatic gray skies and the ginko “snow”

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  23. What great photos, super colourful leaves and a happy Lily having fun.

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  24. That first shot is a true beauty. I do love Ginkgo trees. Solid Gold! Your shotgun partner is sure growing up.
    MB

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  25. A granddaughter and a camera...what more do you need? <3

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  26. Such fun captures! Wonderful memories!
    Happy SWF!

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  27. Lily is a cutie and what lovely photography of the leaves, sky and park ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  28. It looks like you had a great day whatever the weather. Love the leaf angel :)

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  29. awesome autumn colours and images. I like the scooter effect.

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  30. Great photos! Looks like a fun day.

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  31. So sweet! I liked the continuous shoot scene.

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  32. This is the first time I have seen someone make a snow angel in leaves! A superb example of using the resources you have at hand! You made keeping Lilly busy look like a walk in the park - ha ha!

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  33. Wow that sky looks so ominous. I would be happy to send you some snow, LOL.

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  34. I would love an arch to play on! I'll have to settle for photographing them. I love the Southwest.

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  35. Great shots! Thanks for sharing your fun with Lilly day.

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  36. Cheers! Lily is a cutie pie. She threw leaves at you, made a snow angel, played at the park. I admire that you are making memories Lily won't ever forget. Awesome playing together with the camera around.

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  37. I would way rather make Lilly’s version of a snow angel than the cold wet white stuff (and rather her version of a snowball fight too!)....you two had a great Sunday. Love the continuous shot too...how creative!

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  38. Autumn colours are always so pretty!

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